You’ve probably heard the song, “In Love”, from the movie “The Theory of Everything” where the protagonist, a man named Dr. Richard Dawkins, gets lost in a galaxy full of galaxies.
Now, he may need a pair to keep him company, and it may sound like an odd pairing.
But there’s a reason.
“When I was a teenager, I was the only person in the world that thought the universe was flat,” says Dr. Robert Briscoe, who is the chief medical officer of the National Institutes of Health and a co-author of a study published in Nature Communications last year.
“If you go to your parents house, and you look out the window and you see all these stars, you think you’re looking at the Earth.
But if you’re going to look out your window and see the universe, you should have headphones in your ears.”
What makes this pair so unusual is that, unlike any other pair of hearing aids, they are made from a synthetic material called Acoustech 3D, which is able to reproduce the sound of the Earth’s atmosphere.
For those who’ve never heard it, the idea of hearing a sound in space is something of a foreign concept.
In the 1940s, scientists working at the International Space Station recorded the sound emitted by a large object, known as the Vostok 5 probe, a Russian spacecraft that had landed on the surface of the moon and was orbiting the planet in a probe.
But in a way, the Vastok 5 was the first sound ever recorded in space.
Acoustech3D is designed to simulate the sound that is produced when a sound source such as a telephone, car radio, or even a telephone speaker is placed in close proximity to a sound generator, which creates a sound that sounds like the natural sound of a telephone conversation.
Scientists have been able to simulate that sound over and over again in space, and for decades, it has been the subject of scientific and popular music.
The problem with listening to sound in close contact to a space instrument is that the sound can be distorted by micrometeoroids that can create a low-frequency echo that can be heard as the sound fades away.
While that sounds pretty awesome, it’s actually pretty difficult to replicate the sound in a lab, Briscoes told CBS News.
This new version of Acoustec3D, called Acoustic Micro-Acoustic 3D (AMP3D), takes advantage of this problem to create a natural sounding signal that sounds just like the sound from the VASTOK 5 probe.
“I think it’s just as interesting to the listener as it is to the scientist,” he said.
“You can listen to it in a noisy room and hear a different kind of sound that’s a lot more natural.”
In a sense, Acoustic micro-acoustic 3d is an improvement over the original Acoust3D because it creates a more natural soundscape, he said, adding that the new technology could eventually be used to simulate an entire galaxy.
However, there are still a few issues with the technology, which has been designed to sound like a phone conversation.
One is that Acoust 3D is sensitive to sound waves and vibrations, which can make the sound sound too distorted.
Another is that even if the sound is reproduced in a laboratory, the audio would still be very different from the real thing, Bracoes said.
Another issue is that because Acoustac3D uses synthetic material, it is not a real device.
That makes it a lot harder to test out the technology for real use, which may make the technology more difficult to use in real life situations.
Despite the problems with this technology, Dr. Briscoed is optimistic that there will be a lot of use for it in the near future.
In the meantime, we can still listen to the sound on our headphones.